Lyons, Colorado

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Lyons, Colorado

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High Points

Lyons strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Colorado):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lyons College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Lyons Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Lyons Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Lyons Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Lyons Median Family Income
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lyons Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Lyons, Colorado

Comparing Lyons to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Colorado (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Male Share of the Population 9 7
Racial Diversity 7 5
Age of the Population 5 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 4
Senior Citizens 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 4
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 7
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 5
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
People Living Alone 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Affordability of Rents 1 3

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Lyons Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Longmont, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Boulder
Standard Zip Codes 80540
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.224
Longitude -105.27

Lyons Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 89 F
Oct Temp 33 to 67 F
Annual Precip 14.1 inches
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 42 F
Apr Temp 32 to 61 F
Jul Temp 54 to 87 F
Oct Temp 34 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 27 to 53 F
Jul Temp 47 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 59 F
Annual Precip 13.9 inches
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Lyons Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,585 100%
Male 798 50.3%
Female 787 49.7%
Under 18 380 24%
18+ 1,205 76%
65+ 97 6.1%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,466 92.5%
African-American 6 0.4%
Asian 11 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.9%
Other 67 4.2%
Mixed Race 21 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 127 8%

Estimated Lyons Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,624
Growth 39
Growth % 2.5%

Lyons Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.4%
Irish 10.6%
English 9.8%
US/American 6.2%
Italian 5.5%
Scotch-Irish 4.6%
Scottish 3.6%
Dutch 2.9%
Norwegian 2.6%
Swedish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
European 1.9%
Czech 1.4%
Danish 1.4%
Polish 1.1%
Welsh 1%
Finnish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
British 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Hungarian 0.5%
Northern European 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lyons 1,585 $58,750
Berthoud 4,839 $58,491
Boulder 94,673 $70,257
Jamestown 205 $73,250
Longmont 71,093 $58,037
Loveland 50,608 $54,337
Mead 2,017 $81,433

Lyons Public Libraries

Lyons Depot Library
Lyons, Colorado
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Lyons High Schools (2004)

Serves 391 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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